Dr James Carson

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: B.E.(Hons), M.E. Canterbury, PhD Massey

Research Interests

  • Measurement and prediction of thermal properties
  • Refrigeration. Download a free textbook: Refrigeration: Theory And Applications
  • Food engineering
  • Thermodynamics and heat and mass transfer in general

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Jussen, D., Sharma, S., Carson, J. K., & Pickering, K. L. (2019). Preparation and tensile properties of guar gum hydrogel films. Polymers and Polymer Composites. doi:10.1177/0967391119867560

  • Carson, J. K. (2018). Thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of dispersed glass sphere composites over a range of volume fractions. International Journal of Thermophysics, 39(6). doi:10.1007/s10765-018-2392-1

  • Carson, J. K. (2017). Use of simple thermal conductivity models to assess the reliability of measured thermal conductivity data. International Journal of Refrigeration, 74, 456-462. doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2016.10.024

  • Deng, L., Carson, J. K., & Swan, J. (2017). Effect of microwave pre-treatment on air-drying orange (Beauregard) kumara slices. Food New Zealand, 17, 28-31. Open Access version:

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Contact Details

Room: EF.3.01
Phone: +64 7 838 4206